English and Philosophy students gain real-world experience in Drexel’s Co-op program, the Drexel Publishing Group, Community-Based Learning courses and more.
Drexel University’s Department of English and Philosophy offers undergraduate degrees in English, with concentrations in Literary Studies and Writing; Philosophy; and Philosophy, Politics and Economics; as well as a variety of minors and certificate programs.
The Drexel Co-Op
Through Drexel's renowned cooperative education program, students embark on up to three, six-month periods of full-time employment, exploring their career options, strengthening their résumés and building a professional network in the process.
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From writing the life journal of a hospice patient, to exploring war stories alongside veterans, our unique Community-Based Learning courses allow students to gain a deeper appreciation for course material as they learn alongside our community.
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Drexel Publishing Group
Students interested in writing, editing and publishing can build their skills in those areas by working with the Drexel Publishing Group, which oversees The 33rd, Write Now Philly, and related projects. Students can also work with Maya, Drexel’s student-run, undergraduate literary magazine.
Events with Writers and Thinkers
Students gain insider insight into the fields of literature, writing and philosophy through a wide variety of events. The department has hosted discussions with experts like Anthony DeCurtis, contributing editor for Rolling Stone; Buzz Bissinger, author of “Friday Night Lights;” and distinguished philosophers like Robert Audi, Sally Haslanger and Neil Sinhibabu. The English program presents an annual Drexel Writing Festival featuring invited guests and workshops, while the Philosophy program holds a Faculty Work-in-Progress series attended by students and faculty alike.
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